Breast Cancer?: Let Me Check My Schedule!: Ten Remarkable Women Meet the Challenge of Fitting Breast Cancer into Their Very Busy Lives

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They come from different backgrounds and from professions as varied as medicine, education, and entertainment, but these ten women share one thing in common: They all have breast cancer. This book describes their experiences, exploring their initial fear, rage, and uncertainty, and reveals how each eventually coped, in her own way, with her diagnosis.In addition to these inspiring stories, Breast Cancer? Let Me Check My Schedule! also features step-by-step tactics to help women handle the emotional, sexual, and ...

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Overview

They come from different backgrounds and from professions as varied as medicine, education, and entertainment, but these ten women share one thing in common: They all have breast cancer. This book describes their experiences, exploring their initial fear, rage, and uncertainty, and reveals how each eventually coped, in her own way, with her diagnosis.In addition to these inspiring stories, Breast Cancer? Let Me Check My Schedule! also features step-by-step tactics to help women handle the emotional, sexual, and occupational impact of this disease and includes practical information on finding proper health care, locating support groups, and more. It is a vital resource for women who aren’t ready to relinquish control of their lives to cancer.

"...discribes how ten active women maintained their busy schedules while battling cancer...explains how to take an active role, decide about treatment, and deal with work- related issues."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813333939
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 1,408,680
  • Lexile: 1180L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy McCarthy is the founder and executive director of Innovative Medical Education Consortium (IMEC), a nonprofit medical organization dedicated to meeting the needs of underserved populations. She also serves on the board of several cancer organizations. Jo An Loren, editor in chief of IMEC, has been a science and health administrator since the 1970s. Peggy McCarthy is the founder and executive director of Innovative Medical Education Consortium (IMEC), a nonprofit medical organization dedicated to meeting the needs of underserved populations. She also serves on the board of several cancer organizations. Jo An Loren, editor in chief of IMEC, has been a science and health administrator since the 1970s.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
Facts About Breast Cancer
1 The Shock of Diagnosis 1
2 Taking an Active Role 25
3 Deciding About Treatment 42
4 Experiencing Treatment 68
5 Fallout at Work 93
6 Sex and Intimacy 115
7 The Genetic Strand - The Tie That Binds 136
8 Dealing with Emotions 157
9 Cancer as a Wake-up Call 180
10 It Is as It Is - Yet More 192
11 Till We Meet Again 208
Afterword 231
About the Book and Editors 235
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